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What is the best way to monetize my Image Hosting website?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by djdex93, Jul 21, 2008.

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    What is the best way to monetize my Image Hosting website?

    i cant use adsense because i got banned and don't want to use adbrite or bidvertiser so what is the best alternative???

    In my first 3 hours i have managed to get over 250 unique views, the site is new it has just opened 3 hours ago!

    link: http://www.imagegem.com

    thanks in advance:)
     
    djdex93, Jul 21, 2008 IP
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    gsk6u Active Member

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    I am looking for the same solution as you wanted.....

    I am getting around 5k to 7k uniques per day to my imagehosting....
    50% - US/UK/CA
    20% - GE/EU traffic
    30% - Asia Traffic

    earning around 2-3$ a day!
     
    gsk6u, Jul 22, 2008 IP
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    He has good knowledge. I hope above suggestion will help you.
    All the best!!
     
    frankpopsy, Jul 22, 2008 IP
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    What the hell are you blabbering about, Frank? Nobody has offered any suggestions so far.

    I don't know what to say, I'm using Adsense on mine and even that is barely worthwhile. Image sites pay very little.
     
    taylorwilsdon, Jul 22, 2008 IP
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    There are a number of other advertisers you can use, but keep in mind you will want to blend the ads in to the site so users will not ignore them.
    You can try
    clicksor.com
    widgetbucks.com
    ive found that getting relevant ads with an image site is a pain as you will get other image hosting site ads being displayed unless you filter them.
    What i used was a small splash page that displayed ads for 5 seconds before the user could view the full size image.
    this may anger some users so its best to set it to display every 6,12,24 hrs per ip.;)
     
    bubbakush, Jul 22, 2008 IP
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    ok thanks, i think i will try widgetbucks:)
     
    djdex93, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    Perhaps you can try Yahoo Advertising. Or monetize it with CPA offers.

    Alternatively, you can sell direct advertising (get private advertisers and get paid based on monthly/weekly)
     
    stanleytang, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    thanks very much for your answer:)
     
    djdex93, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    I have sent you some details via PM with a solution i am using at the moment to great efect.
    Good luck.
    :)
     
    tommygswfc, Jul 24, 2008 IP
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    djdex93 Active Member

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    thanks for that:)
     
    djdex93, Jul 25, 2008 IP
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    Mark_H Peon

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    Well i can advise you with what i know, which is...

    Try to create Memberships, just as ImageShack have there sorts of memberships.
    You Can Create something called the GOLD MEMBER or the BRONZE etc. and each membership can have certin tools other memberships dont. Well that would only work if you were willing to actully go through with the process.
     
    Mark_H, Jul 26, 2008 IP
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    Yousif Banned

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    Indeed, I believe a premium membership once must eventually take into consideration. :cool:
     
    Yousif, Jul 26, 2008 IP
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    I would watermark your images to improve traffic to your site: "this image hosted at blahblah.com join for free!" Don't permanently change the image, just do an overlay.

    Your users should be required to join your email list. At the least, you will develop a big list of people you can market to (untargeted, but you will at least have a list).
     
    ChristianBlake, Jul 26, 2008 IP
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    that is a great idea but i how to incorporate that into my script.
     
    djdex93, Jul 27, 2008 IP
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    OK great, now I am earning around a few $ a day because i have placed high paying pop-under ads on the view image page:D

    I think this is the best I will do along with Widgetbucks CPM ads and Adbrites inline and full page ads.:)
     
    djdex93, Aug 22, 2008 IP
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    Its really hard to monitize with image hosting because there isn't much content, but if you did get banned from adsense, my second option with be bidvertiser. What i would make sure you do before though is check out the top image hosting sites and compare the content to yours. If you look at the bottom of most image hosting websites they have a paragraph at the bottom that lest spiders know what your site is all about. This will greater increase your CTR, SE rankings, and hopfully your monitization will work for you.
     
    tjsocr22, Aug 22, 2008 IP
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    Share the popup sponsor please
     
    chillsector, Aug 22, 2008 IP
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    OK, thanks for the great tips:)

    i will definantly ad keywords to the footer of the page now!;)

    I had bidvertiser for around 2 weeks and i had 13,568 impressions and 1 click! which is why i no longer use them on this site but i do use them on my forums.
     
    djdex93, Aug 22, 2008 IP
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    It is gunggo.com, contact the admin for the pop-under code, It pays great;)
     
    djdex93, Aug 22, 2008 IP